The IRMC main campus and all satellite locations are tobacco-free. This policy includes cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, vaping and smokeless tobacco. Outdoor smoking is not allowed on any IRMC property. Smoking is also prohibited inside vehicles if parked on IRMC property. This policy applies not only to staff, volunteers and patients, but also to visitors, vendors and members of the public while working in or visiting IRMC locations.
In being a tobacco-free campus, IRMC demonstrates its commitment to providing a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors, employees, volunteers and other guests. The initiative effectively eliminates secondhand smoke exposure. Smoking and secondhand smoke are known to cause serious lung diseases, heart disease and cancer.
Patients and visitors who smoke or use other tobacco products are asked to comply with these regulations. We thank you for supporting our effort to remain tobacco-free.
Patients who smoke or use other tobacco products may request their healthcare provider prescribe a smoking cessation aid while at the Medical Center.
As part of our mission to improve health, IRMC is committed to linking individuals with resources to help break the nicotine/tobacco addiction.
- IRMC Institute for Healthy Living—Offers individualized assistance through health coaching programs and classes in a number of areas, including tobacco cessation.
- Pennsylvania Department of Health—Can assist with getting over-the-counter medications at no cost. Pennsylvania Free Quitline: 800.QUIT.NOW (800.784.8669).
- American Cancer Society—The American Cancer Society offers smoking cessation support and education to anyone who desires to quit using tobacco products.
- American Lung Association—The American Lung Association offers an online, interactive Freedom from Smoking program consisting of eight self-paced modules, each containing four lessons, and an interactive message board to assist you in quitting tobacco.
- Become an EX—The EX plan teaches you how to live life without cigarettes in three steps, all geared toward making the seemingly impossible possible.
- Kill the Can—This website offers free resources and tools to help dip, snuff and chewing tobacco users quit. It also offers a support forum and a live quit chat room.
- SmokeFree—On this government site you'll find support, tips, tools and expert advice to help you or someone you love quit smoking.
- Quit.com—Information on quitting smoking from GSK, the manufacturer of NicoDerm patch and Nicorette gum.